In the second of a three-game series between the Miami Marlins (29-26) and the New York Mets (30-23) at Marlins Park, Justin Nicolino (2-3, 4.50 ERA) and Bartolo Colon (4-3, 3.39 ERA) take the mound. The Mets won the last game 6-2, and New York leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 4 and will air on SNY and FSFL.
In his most recent outing, Nicolino pitched 5.0 innings, giving up three runs and striking out four in a 10-0 loss to the Pirates. Christian Yelich (.324, 26 Rs, 5 HRs, 23 RBIs, 3 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4. The Mets were also unsuccessful the last time Colon pitched. He pitched well, going 6.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out three and walking one in a 4-2 loss to the Dodgers. Yoenis Cespedes (.278, 32 Rs, 15 HRs, 37 RBIs, 1 SB) has been doing well offensively for the Mets, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Mets -125 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 8.5 at the moment.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
The Marlins currently sit below .500 against the NL East Division at 11-18, and the Mets have a 13-9 record.
The Marlins are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Mets have a 2-6 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Marlins are 4-18. The Mets have a 7-18 record when opponents outhit them.
Miami ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 47 this season. New York ranks in the top five at third with 76.
Ranking 29th, New York is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.60 per game. Miami ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 9.26.
Ranking 20th, New York is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.721). Miami ranks in the top half at 13th with an OPS of .735.
When the Mets allow at least one home run, they are 11-15, well-matched with the Marlins who are 12-13 when allowing at least one homer.